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21. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting Gelli

Oh, and on a vaguely unrelated topic, you'll probably appreciate that on the same logic as that, for Christmas this year i've asked for an Easter egg...

As in Faberge Easter egg???

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I agree with James that the tree in Steff's photo looks like a decorted Dalek. Where's The Doctor when you need him...

Some of our neighbors have started decorating. Most of them don't bother taking the decorative lights down off the roof from year to year either. But then, I remember when our Thanksgiving (last Thursday in November) was the start of the Christmas season. It was the night that the town would turn on the decorations and shopping would commence.

WalMart has had their Christmas department ready since before Halloween. They have just announced drastic price cuts on toys and Christmas items to increase sales. If they hold to their usual routine, they will have all the Christmas stuff put away by December 10th and start working on Valentine's Day. Where's Charlie Brown and Linus when you need them...

Also off the topic a bit, but I hate that you can't buy winter clothing and accessories in winter when you need them. Same goes for summer stuff. By July, the stores are putting out the fall/winter line and in January they start hauling out the swimwear. (No one around us travels, let alone visits a tropical beach somwhere so it makes no sense to me.)

22. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

The big Sheffield Christmas lights switch on is the 17th November, I believe. Apparantly we have McFly switching them on this year, accompanied by some unheard of X-Factor drop-outs.

Christmas here starts as soon as they get the "back to school" stuff out the shops in late August, early September. I hadn't even given it a thought until I found there was no normal stock in the local Tesco because its all full of shiny red and green stuff.

I couldn't give a stuff, I might have to work on Christmas Eve, emptying catheter bags.

[ Edit: Edited at Nov 10, 2006 3:00 AM by Clarabell ]

23. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting Clarabell

I couldn't give a stuff, I might have to work on Christmas Eve, emptying catheter bags.

Nursing students get all the fun jobs and the best schedules!!!

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Yesterday's visit to the local CVS (chain drugstore) really gave me a sense of the true Christmas spirit. Here were several older women and three cashiers standing in front of a display and deciding who would be the first to purchase these items for themselves. (Lots of "Aaaaaahhhhh, they're soooooo cute!!!" rang throughout the store.) Surrounding an almost life-sized Santa (who kept saying "Ho, ho, ho" everytime someone walked past) were 3 dancing penguins in red stocking caps from the movie Happy Feet (each with their own music and not synched). Though a cashier did come to the register so I could pay for my items, it still took 10 minutes because she was constantly distracted by the dancing, kept giggling and commenting that she was buying 2 at the end of her shift. Jimmy Buffet's song Christmas in the Caribbean kept running through my mind... Mainly because I'd rather be there (Caribbean) than here for the next 2 months...

24. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

Yikes, I am glad I didn't have to witness that!

25. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

More residental houses with Christmas trees today! Huh!

AND Father Christmas arrives into the shopping centres on Saturday afternoon! Huh!

Yip l really am The Grinch!!

26. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting Purdy

More residental houses with Christmas trees today! Huh!

AND Father Christmas arrives into the shopping centres on Saturday afternoon! Huh!

Yip l really am The Grinch!!

Meet us on Grinch Island - it's somewhere in the Pacific with warm sandy beaches and lots of wiki-wiki drinks!!!!

27. Posted by FlyMeAway (Budding Member 25 posts) 10y

[quote]purdy more residential homes with christmas trees! huh!

try bloody working in one, you think you've all got it bad..... nothing worse than alot of alzheimer sufferers having to listen to the same xmas tunes from november to early jan so they know what time of year it is. cant blame them but there is only so many times you can listen to "white christmas" and "walking in a winter wonderland"

28. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

There is a Grinch Island!? Where do you get tickets!

29. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Quoting FlyMeAway

[quote]purdy more residential homes with christmas trees! huh!

try bloody working in one, you think you've all got it bad..... nothing worse than alot of alzheimer sufferers having to listen to the same xmas tunes from november to early jan so they know what time of year it is. cant blame them but there is only so many times you can listen to "white christmas" and "walking in a winter wonderland"

Maybe they don't want to be reminded what time of year it is? Its still not christmas yet! It seems even dementia is no escape....

30. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 10y

A guy I know has started a protest site to ban Christmas things until December. He has even made a little banner to put on your website... It says "My Christmas starts in December, Christmas at the right time" and then he has a black list of shops that started decorating for Christmas as early as October. He then says that he will not shop in these shops until December and urges people to do the same.

There is also a group of likeminded people in Norway.. Gi oss jula tilbake

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